The Binghamton City School District has announced the appointment of a principal for one of its elementary schools.

Kelly Bough has been named the building principal for Calvin Coolidge Elementary School on Robinson Street on the city's East Side.

According to a district new release, Bough attended Binghamton city schools. She worked as a special education teacher for twenty years. Most recently, she served as assistant principal at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School on the South Side for four years.

Calvin Coolidge school has about 314 students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Bough and school staff members with have an opportunity to meet with students and families at an ice cream social on August 31 from 4:30 to 4:30 p.m. The event is to be held at the school. The rain date is September 1.

The Binghamton City School District board of education has been discussing the possibility of closing one elementary school because of declining enrollment.

Some parents and other district residents have criticized the move to shut down an existing building.

The board now is considering the possibility of keeping all elementary schools in operation. If that plan is adopted, some expensive renovation work would be required.

The school district is planning to hold more public forums for discussion of the future of the elementary buildings.

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